Bermuda’s three-time marathon champion Lamont Marshall says he “should be fully recovered” within “a week or so”, after he clipped three minutes off his finish time to come in with a personal best to win the 2019 Bermuda Day Marathon on Friday.
Marshall sealed his hat trick victory in a time of 1hr 11min 38sec to seal his third May 24 victory in four years and marking his first victory coming out of St George’s this year.
When contacted by Bermuda Real the day after the big race, Mr Marshall said: “All in all it was a great way to cap off another season.
“I broke two national records (5K and 15K) and retained my title,” he added.
Moving forward, he said: “I do have one or two races left, but they’re viewed as post season and I don’t really place as much emphasis on them.
Asked if he fared well coming out of the race on Friday and whether he was stiff with sore feet, he said: “No – not too stiff. I should be fully recovered after a week or so.”
But for now he will savour his third victory in the annual Bermuda Day Marathon, which came just two months ahead of his 35th birthday.
Marshall broke another Bermuda national record in Jacksonville, Florida in March, when he placed 27th overall in a 15K race in a time of 47:55.
The old record of 48:38, was held by another May 24th legend – Mike Watson, by an incredible 43 seconds.
After placing 27th in a field of 12,616 participants, he set his sights on the Penn Relays held in April.
Commenting on that victory in March, he said: “All in all it was bitter sweet as I was still able to break the national record.”
Now that he has a third Bermuda Day Marathon victory under his belt, he said: “